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Instability set to increase in the Middle East as US ends Iran oil waivers | The Strategist

Instability set to increase in the Middle East as US ends Iran oil waivers | The Strategist

Aspistrategist - 2019-04-29 04:03

Instability set to increase in the Middle East as US ends Iran oil waivers | The Strategist - Aspistrategist

US to Send 1,500 Additional Troops to Middle East: Trump

BAS News - 2019-05-24 23:43
ERBIL — US President Donald Trump said on Friday that he will send an additional 1,500 soldiers to the Middle East as tensions with Iran continue to escalate. He told reporters that the role of the new deployment is “defensive in nature”. The US presiden ...

US Considering Deployment of 5,000 Troops to Middle East: Report

BAS News - 2019-05-23 14:09
ERBIL - Washington may deploy another 5,000 soldiers to the Middle East as tensions rise with Iran, officials revealed on Wednesday. CNN cited officials familiar with the issue as saying that the Pentagon officials and members of the White House national ...

The Ettelaat demanded an increase in the sentences of a Piranshahri citizen

Kurdpa - 2019-05-18 16:40
Kurdpa Agency: The Ministry of Intelligence has appealed for a Kurdish citizen from Piranshahr, wanted to increase in his sentence. ...

US to Send Patriot Missile System to Middle East

BAS News - 2019-05-11 10:55
ERBIL — The United States will send the Patriot missile system to the Middle East as tensions with Iran further escalate. US Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan also authorized the deployment of a Navy amphibious transport dock ship to encounter Ir ...

US deploys more warships to Middle East as tensions with Iran flare

Rûdaw - 2019-05-11 09:26
US is 'postured and ready to defend US forces and interests': Pentagon ...

Kurdish hunger strikes for Ocalan to continue in Turkey: KCK

E-Kurd - 2019-05-07 20:46
DIYARBAKIR-AMED, Turkey Kurdistan,— Kurdish hunger strikes are set to continue in Turkey’s prisons and internationally as part of a struggle by the “whole of humanity” against the continued isolation of Kurdish leader Abdullah Ocalan. A statement from th ...

Parliament to Convene, Reactivate Kurdistan Presidency Soon: Source

BAS News - 2019-05-05 12:34
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Parliament is planning to convene in the upcoming days to continue the discussions over the reactivation of Kurdistan Region Presidency and, possibly, elect the new president. A source from the parliament told BasNews on Sunday t ...

"Mehmet lives in the collective memory of every Kurdish family"

ANF - 2019-05-02 13:30
In an interview with ANF, documentary maker Nikola Ivanovski talks about his motivations to make a film about the last few months in the life of Mehmet Aksoy, who died as a member of the YPG Press Center in an ISIS attack in Raqqa. ...

Iran’s Rouhani Signs Bill to Designate CENTCOM as “Terrorist”

BAS News - 2019-04-30 17:00
ERBIL — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday signed a bill that officially designates the US forces in the Middle East as “terrorist”. The bill was passed by Iranian parliament last week in a tit-for-tat move after Washington announced that it had ...

Female activists call to increase number of women in new Kurdistan government

E-Kurd - 2019-04-30 13:57
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Dozens of female activists held a press conference in Iraqi Kurdistan capital of Erbil on Monday to urge the Kurdistan Parliament to make sure that there is an increase in the number of women holding official posit ...

Prime Minister Barzani and U.S. Vice President discuss developments in the Kurdistan Region and Iraq

KRG-Spain - 2019-04-30 00:01
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (cabinet.gov.krd) – Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani held a phone call with U.S. Vice President Mike Pence. They discussed the latest security developments in the disputed territories and the political situation in the Kurdis ...

A cleaning campaign in the western township

SDF Press - 2019-04-29 00:38
Hasaka – The Technical Committee of the Municipality of People in the Western township launched a clean campaign to remove the weeds and waste from the bisections and public roads. The head of the technical committee in the western township, Mohamed Delf ...

Democratic Islamic Society met in North and East Syria

ANF - 2019-04-28 17:09
The first conference of the Democratic Islamic Society in North and East of Syria – Rojava has begun on Saturday. ...

No Foreign Forces Allowed to Stay in Iraq: Hadi al-Amiri

BAS News - 2019-04-25 00:06
ERBIL - No foreign forces are allowed to stay in Iraq, Head of Fatih Coalition Hadi al-Amiri said on Wednesday during a special ceremony held to remember the fallen militiamen of the pro-Iranian Hashd al-Shaabi during the war against the Islamic State (I ...

US to Halt Iran Oil Waivers: Pompeo

BAS News - 2019-04-22 20:03
ERBIL - The United States will put an end to the Iran oil waivers soon in order to squeeze Tehran's exports to zero, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced on Monday, adding that all countries would face sanctions if refuse to abide by Washington's dec ...

U.S. prepares to end Iran oil waivers; Asian buyers to be hardest hit

Waar Media - 2019-04-22 12:42
WAAR_DUHOK (Reuters) – The United States is expected to announce on Monday that buyers of Iranian oil need to end imports soon or face sanctions, a source familiar with the situation told Reuters, triggering a 3 percent jump in crude prices to their high ...

Rouhani Calls on Countries in Middle East to Unite Against US

BAS News - 2019-04-18 23:20
ERBIL - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has urged the countries in the Middle East to come together against the US as the relations between Tehran and Washington have dramatically deteriorated after Trump administration's withdrawal from Iran Nuclear De ...

Iranian Parliament Labels US Forces in Middle East as "Terrorists"

BAS News - 2019-04-17 02:00
ERBIL - Iranian Parliament overwhelmingly approved a bill on Tuesday to label the US troops in the Middle East as terrorists, only a day after Washington's decision of recognizing the Iran's Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) took effect. The bill was int ...